I rode a 999S to Laguna Seca last year, and it's everything I love about Ducatis. The 1098S looks bigger, but it feels small and nimble, and it's just as stable. It's very easy to ride. The 916 was stunning when it came out. The 999 is a nice motorcycle, but she's not the prettiest girl at the nightclub. The 1098 is stunning all over again.